An brief examination of mans' accountability, mans' response, and God's sovereignty
Man is commanded to love and obey God, and to trust God, know God, believe God, serve God, and to love one another.
Mans' natural response is to kindle (stir up) God's wrath (fury) by making his heart stone (hardening his heart), lest he hear God's law (and be converted; Psalm 19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple).
By God's sovereign will, man must choose to stop his ears and harden his heart or to receive God’s word. And, God alone saves a helpless, hopeless, and spiritually-dead man crying out for a Savior.
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